Hiroshima marks nuclear attack anniversary

Casey Dawson
August 7, 2017

The U.N. estimates nations around the world still have some 15,000 nuclear weapons in their arsenals.

The UN scribe made the call on Sunday in NY in his message to mark the anniversary of the dropping of atomic bomb by the United States on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

Japan is the only country to have suffered atomic attacks.

A peace memorial ceremony, to pray for the victims of the atomic bombs, the abolition of nuclear weapons and lasting world peace, is held each year in Hiroshima and mirrored in Bradford.

Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui on this occasion urged that the absolute evil of atomic weaponry be banished.

"For us to truly realise a "world without nuclear weapons", the participation of both nuclear weapon states and non-nuclear weapon states is necessary", he said.

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Since then, nuclear proliferation has created a unsafe modern world, with many nations now capable of using nuclear weapons on their neighbor.

He referred to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons approved July 7 at a United Nations conference and said, "the governments of all countries must now strive to advance further toward a nuclear-weapon-free world".

None of the nine countries that possess nuclear weapons took part in the negotiations or voted on the treaty.

August 6 is observed as Hiroshima Day, while August 9 as Nagasaki Day.

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